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Jack Kerouac

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Discover Jurors and Prizes of the Music discipline by clicking on your European Area: Blue, Yellow or Green, depending which country you are from.

REMEMBER! If you are selected, you can win:

  •  a cash prize of € 300  
  • the chance to perform at the Semifinal Show of your Area
  • a ticket to the Final Show in Rome, Italy, during the prestigious MArteLive Biennial taking place in October 2022
  • the chance to take part in Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the summer of 2022
  • international networking, gigs, exhibitions and collaborations

Blue Area

Countries included in this area are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom

Blue Semifinal Show takes place in Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Winners of the Semifinal shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

Bojan Boskovic Bojan Boskovic                                    Novi Sad, Serbia

Bojan is a co-founder and the former CEO of the Exit Festival (Serbia), the biggest music festival in Southeast Europe, many times voted as the Best Festival in Europe. As such EXIT has selected and hosted a massive list of big international and regional headliners, organized concerts, parties, art performances, started environmental initiatives, etc. all with Bojan at the helm. Currently he is engaged as an International Development Expert and serial entrepreneur, organising events within and implementing projects like Plan B (Ukraine), EPK Rijeka (Croatia) and Share Foundation (Serbia) which are a potent mix of concerts, performances, conferences, workshops, debates and exhibitions – all with to goal to boost creative industries, promote and strengthen potentials that activism and cultural engagement can bring to respective communities, countries and regions.

Darko SaracevicDarko Saracevic

Darko has a vast experience in all segments of music industry. Working as a "shadow stage manager" with Simon Glinn at Glastonbury Festival, to managing, promoting, recording and producing various music bands/artists and running a local music studio. Darko has organised and implemented over 300 concerts and festivals in the region and with various musician (Harmfull, Kultur Shock, HHE, etc.) toured the entire Europe. From his vast experience and educational background (UK Production Services Association, Sound Foundation) in 2011 Darko manages to publish books titled "Manual for bands" and "Live Sound Production".

Billy GouldBilly Gould

Bill Gould is an American musician, producer and entrepreneur. He is best known as the bassist and a major driving force of a legendary band Faith No More, but also associated with names like Brujeria, Harmful, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Fear Factory, Shandi's Addiction, Fear and the Nervous System etc. Since 1999, Gould has run an independent record label Koolarrow Records that has specialized in international acts and challenging artists such as LA's Flattbush, Seattle's Kultur Shock, Brujeria, Hog Molly (featuring Tad Doyle), Bosnian's Dubioza Kolektiv, San Francisco's La Plebe, German rock band Harmful, Alexander Hacke (of Einsturzende Neubauten), Como Asesinar a Felipes from Chile, former Danish experimental outfit Durefursog, and Mexican Dubwiser. His most recent entrepreneurial endeavour is the launch of the Yebiga rakija brand in the USA, “bringing the taste of home to many people” – živili!

Gino Srdjan YevdjevichGino Srdjan Yevdjevich

Gino found his initial success as a leader of a popular ex-Yugoslavian pop-rock band „Gino banana“, but soon modified and diversified his artistic expression drastically, moving into opera, theatre, directing, psychology. He is still mostly engaged in music industry, being an iconic part of the Seattle (USA) cultural scene, the frontman of the globally popular gypsy, punk, metal and art rock band “Kultur Shock”, continuously collaborating with many prominent artist, producers and activists, making quality art and fighting the good causes.

Amy DenioAmy Denio

Member of Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame AMY DENIO is an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, alto sax, clarinet, accordion) with a four-octave vocal range.  She has written nearly 500 works and has produced over 50 recordings solo and in collaboration with artists worldwide. Based in Seattle, she runs her own recording studio, record label and publishing company, Spoot Music. Denio has played concerts and taught musical workshops in festivals, clubs, squats, prisons, churches, sanctuaries, subways, and inside abandoned buildings on 6 continents. A composer for modern dance, film and theater, she has been commissioned by award-winning choreographers such as Pat Graney, David Dorfman, Chiao-Ping Li, and Vickie Marks. She has also composed scores for feature films, theater works, multi-media performances, and television. 


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

MArteLabel Prize
A management contract worth 20.000 € consisting in
• digital distribution of a record
• marketing plan
• construction or strengthening of the visual identity of the artist
• creation of the website integrated with social media
• construction or improvement of the social media network
• promotion through all the channels of the European MArteLive network

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, paid up to 1200 € cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

Su:ggestiva Prize
One gig at the Su:ggestiva festival, in one of the concerts that take place in particularly suggestive places such as archaeological sites and historical buildings (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Yellow Area

Countries included in this area are: Armenia, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine.
The Yellow Semi-Final show takes place in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).

Jurors

Giedré	 KilčiauskienéGiedrė Kilčiauskienė                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Giedrė Kilčiauskienė is a singer awarded with universal talent. She equally well feels and stylishly presents the repertoire of jazz classics and pop/electronics. Her performance is subtle, “clear” (Giedrė means “clear” in Lithuanian), with exceptionally light sweetness in the voice and original accents. She performs as the vocalist in the groups Empti and Pieno Lazeriai, as well as in the projects Jazz Miniatures and Blue in Bossa.
Giedrė is also an Associate Professor in the department of Rhythmic Music at Vilnius College. In 2013, she received an award as the Artist of the Year at the best-known yearly Lithuanian music awards M.A.M.A.

Vykintas BaltakasVykintas Baltakas                       Leuven, Belgium / Vilnius, Lithuania

Vykintas Baltakas is a Lithuanian composer and conductor. He is like a musical Scheherazade: his music keeps pulling you in and referencing itself, sometimes branching off and reinventing itself, and sometimes returning to where it started. He weaves musical stories that are linked with a delicate interconnected web.
The story starts in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1972 where Baltakas was born. In 1993 he moved to Karlsruhe, Germany, where he studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm and conducting with Andreas Weiss. From 1994 to 1997 he also worked with Peter Eötvös at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe and at the Hungarian composer’s International Institute. Also an accomplished conductor, Baltakas has conducted the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Ensemble Modern, and Klangforum Wien.

Giedré	 ZeicaitGiedrė Zeicaitė                       Salzburg, Austria / Vilnius, Lithuania

Giedrė Zeicaitė is a singer actively performing in Lithuania and abroad with various concert programs. She graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (LAMT) and the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Austria.
Besides, Giedrė;works as a vocal lecturer at LATM and as a singing teacher at the Stasys Šimkus Conservatory. She conducts and organizes international and regional singing masterclasses. Furthermore, Giedrė is an organizer of the international singing competition “Pearls of M.K.Oginskis Music“, as well as a frequent member of the jury at various singing competitions.

Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Vinyl Plant Prize
100 pieces of 12' (gatefold for one record) with the winners of the contest semi-final (Vilnius, Lithuania) music pressed on it

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

MArteLabel Prize
A management contract worth 20.000 € consisting in
• digital distribution of a record
• marketing plan
• construction or strengthening of the visual identity of the artist
• creation of the website integrated with social media
• construction or improvement of the social media network
• promotion through all the channels of the European MArteLive network

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, paid up to 1200 € cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

Su:ggestiva Prize
One gig at the Su:ggestiva festival, in one of the concerts that take place in particularly suggestive places such as archaeological sites and historical buildings (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Green Area

Countries included in this area are: Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Tunisia.
The Green Semi-Final show takes place in Kracòw (Poland).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

“SalvadorSalvador Sobral                       Lisbon, Portugal 

Salvador Sobral has lived in the USA, in Mallorca and Barcelona, where he studied Jazz at the prestigious school Taller de Musics.   
In 2016, he released his first solo album Excuse me. In 2017, he participated in a Portuguese Song Contest with Amar Pelos Dois, written by Luísa Sobral, with which he won the Eurovision Song Contest.    
In 2019, he released Paris, Lisboa, which has taken him on an extensive world tour. Along with his solo journey, Salvador developed music projects that take him to other universes.

Konrad KuczKonrad Kucz                       Warsaw, Poland 

Konrad Kucz has been a relevant personality in the ambient music scene for 30 years.
As a composer, he creates popular series and film music, publishing on majors like BMG Music, Warner Music, Paris Music, Jazzboy, and Requiem Records.
Konrad Kucz has been touring for 15 years, framing his music with visual arts (video, slides, scenography).
The album of his band Futro was nominated for the European MTV Awards and the national Fryderyk award. 
Tireless explorer, he is inspired by a wide spectrum of musical areas, including folk, industrial, electronic rock, classic, club and contemporary music, where he collaborated with the outstanding Polish composer Pawel Mykietyn for the Nemezis project.

Letizia AngeliniLetizia Angelini                      Milan, Italy / Barcelona, Spain 

Letizia was born in the middle of the Italian Alps and she currently lives between Milan and Barcelona. 
Communication manager at the record label A&R, she is involved in several music events and cultural entities around Europe such as Sónar Festival, DGTL Barcelona, Manifesta Biennial, Dart Festival and the Italian Cultural Institute of Edinburgh.
She is one of the founders of the HazArt Cultural Association organising the OSA Urban Art & Music Festival in South Italy every year.

“IreneIrene De Marco                      Rome, Italy

MArteLive Europe - Music Curator

Irene De Marco is an Italian photographer and art director. She worked in numerous festivals such as Buskers in Town, Corviale Urban Lab, MArteLive, ALTRNTV, Un Palco per Tutti.
She is a booking manager and a talent manager and scouter and works in MArteLabel, an Italian independent label. She worked as a tour manager in London in 2016.
She also is a music journalist and writes lyrics for young musicians in Italian and English.

Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MArteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

MArteLabel Prize
A management contract worth 20.000 € consisting in
• digital distribution of a record
• marketing plan
• construction or strengthening of the visual identity of the artist
• creation of the website integrated with social media
• construction or improvement of the social media network
• promotion through all the channels of the European MArteLive network

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, paid up to 1200 € cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

Su:ggestiva Prize
One gig at the Su:ggestiva festival, in one of the concerts that take place in particularly suggestive places such as archaeological sites and historical buildings (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

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